On Christmas Eve eve, we went to try out Truro’s new wine bar – The Sanctuary.
This unique new hideaway in Cornwall’s capital opened in late November, serving delicious coffee by day and handpicked wines by night. It seemed like the perfect place to see in the festive weekend as well as congratulate our friends on their recent engagement with a glass of prosecco or two!
We huddled into our booth with our drinks and caught up on life and wedding plans, before heading to the bar to try some of the fantastic variety of wines The Sanctuary has to offer.
Phil (who took great care of us all evening!) talked us through the wine selection, and (being a white wine girl) I quickly decided a glass of Catalina Sounds (New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc) would be the right choice for me! It was beautifully fruity and fresh.
It’s worth saying that I’m totally not a wine connoisseur! I really don’t know anything about wines, other than the basics we were taught in Hospitality school. But it was super interesting to learn about the different grapes and regions, and different methods of fermentation used.
As I mentioned above, The Sanctuary is also open in the day as a coffee bar, and has already earned a good reputation for great coffee around Truro! They’re family friendly, with a ‘kids corner’ so your little ones can be entertained whilst you enjoy a relaxing drink, and they also host movie nights with their built in projector screen, rearranging the car into a mini cinema.
The Sanctuary is tucked away on Old Bridge street, right next to the car park by the river, in case you were wondering! To find out more you can follow them on Facebook (and yes, they are open on New Year’s eve!).
Have you ever tried wine tasting? Are you a white or red wine person?
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